|Tiny plane is tiny.|
WEBS is a crafter's mecca. It's a giant warehouse-sized yarn shop. They cater to knitters and crocheters and weavers and spinners and they have everything. They cater to projects - and pocketbooks - large and small.
It's about 2 1/2 hours west of Boston, about three hours north of NYC, and absolutely a destination.
And I nearly fell off my chair when they emailed me out of the blue to ask me to go and teach. It turns out that they like my first book - a lot! they recommend it in many of their classes! - and they wanted to meet me in person.
Of course I went.
Readers, I was so overwhelmed that I utterly failed you on the photos front. I took precisely one photo of the shop, and it's terrible.
|Terrible photo is terrible.|
I taught three classes - including my favourite Finishing - and had a fantastic time. The students were smart and fun and engaged and wonderful people.
But I think I had the most fun in the Fair Isle workshop... a full day, all about Fair Isle design and technique, which provides students the tools, skills and techniques to design their own Fair Isle sampler mitts.
I give a little bit of history.
We practice techniques.
And then we play with patterns.
Student Eileen F. designed and finished this one, in record time:
I also had a lovely time in Northampton. I made some new friends, and enjoyed all sorts of foodie fun in a pretty New England college town.
|These guys know their stuff.|
|And it's close enough to NYC to be able to find these...|
I'm looking forward to a possible return visit, next year... Stay tuned...